President of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Hajiya Hajara Usman Alkali Baba, (middle) during the commissioning of POWA skill acquisition centre in Anambra. (Credit: Office of the PPRO, Anambra State.)

By Press Release

The President of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Hajiya Hajara Usman Alkali Baba, commissioned the newly built Police Officers Wives Association skill acquisition centre in Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government, Anambra State on Saturday 20th May.

This initiative is one of the agenda and progressive reforms of Hajiya Usman, the 21st President of POWA aimed to enhance the welfare of the families of Police officers in the country, by engaging their wives to acquire skills and knowledge that will bring funds to support their families.

Since assumption of office, she has built and commissioned a skill acquisition centres in Abuja (FCT), Rivers and Anambra States. The project is ongoing in Benue State.

These skills include fashion design, catering, baking, hair and wig making, headgear styling/design and many others.

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At the project commissioning, POWA President assured that at the end of every training session, the participants shall receive all the necessary tools and empowerment materials for the successful take-off to start based on the skills they had acquired.

On the other hand, the Chairperson Police Officers Wives Association, Anambra State, Mrs Ikemi Echeng on behalf of POWA Anambra thanked the National President POWA and describe the gesture as a development that will spur officers in the State to greatness while discharging their duties with the assurance that, their welfare is of paramount importance to the leadership of the Force.

Dignitaries at the event included, the representative of the major sponsor of the project, Prince Engr. Dr Authur Ikpehchukwu Eze, OFR Ebube Ukpo, Ozoigbonu, Prince Dr Okechukwu Eze, His Royal Majesty Igwe Dr Robert. C. Eze, Senator Ifeanyi Uba representing Anambra South Senatorial Constituency, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Paul University, Prof Mrs Chinenyere Okunna, Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 13, AIG Tony Olofu, Commissioner of Police Anambra State Police Command, CP Echeng Echeng, among others.